For some, coloring is seen as a pastime for youngsters, but for others, it is a therapeutic activity. For one resident here at The Baltimore Station, it is his way to express his feelings, relieve stress and calm the mind.
Phillip C. has his designated table where he sits down and lays out his colored pencils, markers and multiple sheets to color. The other residents give him space and allow him the alone time he needs when coloring. He has passed his finished pieces to staff members throughout his time with us. Now volunteers have started to take notice of his wonderful works of art, so he’s been busy creating pieces for them.
“The lives of many of our residents have been shattered and many feel they have lost their place in humanity”, said Executive Director John Friedel. “These expressive arts are what makes us all human.”